Checklist for navigation in coastal or Restricted Water

This checklist is to be completed by the officer once per Watch and entry made in deck log book to record compliance with the checklist
All Charts and Nautical Publications to be used, been corrected up to date and largest scale chart in useYES  /  NO  / NA
Have the following factors been taken into consideration in preparing passage plan 
Advice/Recommendations in Sailing DirectionsYES  /  NO  / NA
Ships Draught in relation to available water depthsYES  /  NO  / NA
Effect of “Squat” on Under keel Clearance in shallow WaterYES  /  NO  / NA
Tides and CurrentsYES  /  NO  / NA
Weather, particularly in areas prone to  poor visibilityYES  /  NO  / NA
Available Navigational Aids and their accuracyYES  /  NO  / NA
Position Fixing Methods to be usedYES  /  NO  / NA
Daylight/Night Time passing of danger pointsYES  /  NO  / NA
Traffic likely to be encountered – Flow Type, VolumeYES  /  NO  / NA
Requirements for Traffic Separation/Routeing SchemesYES  /  NO  / NA
Geographic area specific traffic situations (e.g) presence of large fishing vessels  and plans to avoid passing within close proximityYES  /  NO  / NA
Measures been taken to monitor boats, crafts approaching or operating in the vicinity ( considering threat of piracy and armed robbery )YES  /  NO  / NA

Other checks

Engine room informed about vessels plan of passage through these watersYES  /  NO  / NA
 Local/Coastal Warning Broadcasts being monitoredYES  /  NO  / NA
Participation in Area Reporting Systems recommended including VTS being followedYES  /  NO  / NA
Courses been laid off well clear of obstructionsYES  /  NO  / NA
Ship’s position being Fixed at regular intervals and monitoredYES  /  NO  / NA
Errors of Gyro/Magnetic Compasses being checked regularlyYES  /  NO  / NA
Echo Sounder in operation where requiredYES  /  NO  / NA
Manual steering checked and both steering motors ready for useYES  /  NO  / NA
Both Radar/ARPA ON and parallel indexing usedYES  /  NO  / NA
Radar performance / Heading line marker alignment checkedYES  /  NO  / NA
OOW prepared to use enginesYES  /  NO  / NA
Look out /Helmsman on bridge as appropriateYES  /  NO  / NA
Bridge manning level as per company requirementsYES  /  NO  / NA
Light and sound signalling apparatus tested and kept readyYES  /  NO  / NA
Relevant VHF channel monitoredYES  /  NO  / NA
NAVTEX / Weather fax reports being takenYES  /  NO  / NA
Master fully informed about the situationYES  /  NO  / NA
Optimum use of all navigational aids made for position fixing/collision avoidanceYES  /  NO  / NA
Measures taken to protect the environment  from pollution and to comply with applicable pollution regulationsYES  /  NO  / NA
Anchor lashings removed and anchor ready for use (if necessary )YES  /  NO  / NA
Other ship specific checks :




YES  /  NO  / NA


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